Philosophy-The Swimming and Diving Team incorporates St. John’s mission and values and is an extension of these beliefs. There will be performance standards and fitness expectations to be a member of the team. TRY-OUTS (team is generally non-cutting) are held the first week of practice. A Swim/Dive team roster will be posted on the Athletic Director’s door. Team members must adhere to Saint John’s and MIAA regulations to be a member of the team. Your SJ physical and concussion forms must be completed before the start of practice 11/28.
Commitment-Team members must abide by Saint John’s and MIAA regulations to participate. Students are responsible for finding their own ride to practice and home meets (car pools are arranged throughout the season). Team members must let the coaches know if they are to miss a practice session in advance. If you are in school, you are expected at practice. An unexcused absence may result in suspension from practice, meets, and team. Practice will be held during the Christmas vacation.
Sportsmanship-Team members will display good sportsmanship and proper behavior at all practices, meets, and any team function. This includes, but is not limited to, practice and meet facilities, teammates, competitors, coaches, officials and fans. Teammates will also show support in practice and competition by assisting with management details such as taking splits, stroke counts, lap counts etc.
Practices- At Assumption College. Monday-Thursday 3:00-5:00-pool and fitness, Fri 3:00-4:00 pool only. Practice will be held during Christmas break, times TBA.
Meets- Team members need to find their own transportation to home meets at Holy Cross, Hart Center Pool. You should arrive one hour before meet start time. Transportation will be provided for away meets-be on time. Team members must let coaching staff know if they will be arranging their own transportation from an away meet (students are not allowed to drive other students). If a meet is missed for an unexcused absence, the student may miss the next meet, suspended from the team, or removed from the roster.
Apparel-Athletes will be issued a team swimsuit (jammer or brief) and a cap. Athletes need to provide their own practice suits and goggles. You may bring your own practice gear (fins, kickboards, buoys, and paddles) to and from practice. If you lose SJ supplied gear, you will be financially responsible for the replacement.